TNT KaTropa head coach Bong Ravena said they would be highly reliant on the prowess of their import former Houston Rocket Terrence Jones in Season 44 Philippine Basketball Association Commissioner’s Cup starting May 19.
The 6’9 Jones, also a former Kentucky Wildcat, is known for his post up plays and impeccable shooting.
Jones is a welcome reinforcement as TNT bids to go deeper into the playoff round after a quarterfinal finish in the Philippine Cup.
“We are expecting him (Jones) as soon as possible to adjust with the team and we are so confident that he can help the team. He can help us offensively and he has shooting too. As a left handed, he has the advantage as a player,” Ravena told The Manila Times on Wednesday.
Jones, 27, arrived on Sunday and started practicing with TNT on Monday.
“He has a good personality and makes his teammates better,” said Ravena. “We are not thinking of championship. We have to win more games as much as possible.”
Jones posted an average of 12.1 points and 11.7 points with the Houston Rockets during the 2013 and 2014 seasons, respectively. He also played with the New Orleans Pelicans in the 2016 season averaging 11.5 points.
But Ravena stressed that it is not a one-man show.
“There’s always pressure so we expect him to deliver. But our system involves everyone. We are hoping to reach far this conference,” he added.
Jones will lead the KaTropa with Jayson Castro, Brian Heruela, Ryan Reyes, Kelly Williams, Don Trollano and Troy Rosario in the upcoming conference.
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